Iffley Mill, Oxfordshire by William Turner (of Oxford)

Turner's depiction of Iffley Mill is an important representation of this historically significant building.

Details

Medium:
Watercolour & pencil
Dimensions:
27 x 38.7 cm
Art Fund grant:
£12,000 ( Total: £28,000)
Acquired in:
2004
Vendor:
Lowell Libson

The village of Iffley lies just two miles downstream from Oxford. The mill was built in the 11th century and stood until it burnt down in 1908. During the 19th century its profitability declined and the mill fell into disrepair. This gradual decay enhanced its picturesque qualities and it became a popular subject for local artists.

Provenance

Sir John and Lady Witt; private collection USA, 1987; Lowell Libson, 2003.

Venue details

The Oxfordshire Museum Fletcher's House, Park Street, WOODSTOCK Oxfordshire OX20 1SN 01993 811 456 www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/oxfordshiremuseum

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